Residents donate park benches

The city announced in February that new opportunities would be available for park furniture donations

Campbell River has answered the call – and more park furniture will soon arrive in a number of local parks.

The city announced in February that new opportunities would be available for park furniture donations, and in less than a month, donations have been received from 19 families for the purchase of 17 benches and two picnic tables.

“I continue to be amazed by the generosity of Campbell Riverites who are donating more furniture for our parks. Response to the parks furniture donation program has been overwhelming, and we can all look forward to enjoying these amenities this summer,” says Mayor Andy Adams. “We extend our deep appreciation to all the people giving back to the community in memory of a loved one.”

Locations chosen for new park furniture to date are:

  • Discovery Pier (12 benches, one table)
  • Baikie Island (four benches)
  • Larwood Park (one bench)
  • Jaycee park (one table)

 

“The total value of the items donated for the Discovery Pier is $33,000,” says Ross Milnthorp, general manager of parks, recreation and culture. “All Discovery Passage view sites have donors, with only seven harbour view sites remaining.”

Watch for posters going up at the Pier advertising the remaining sites.

“With the impressive response to date, we are hopeful that the community’s interest in this program will continue, so that we can fully furnish the entire pier,” Milnthorp adds.

New benches and tables will be in place by this summer.